Fortune Head Interpretation Centre


It was the start of the Cambrian Explosion - an amazing time of rapid change when the first predators and shelled animals evolved on the ancient sea floor. Geologists, around the world have recognized the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve as the best place on the planet to see the fossils that tell this early story of evolution. Begin your journey at the Fortune Head Interpretation Center, in the town of Fortune, near the reserve., The gateway to St. Pierre, France.

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The facility provides a self-guided exhibit relating to the significant fossil find at the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve, a theme-oriented Gift Shop, a coffee bar, as well as a visitor information desk. Also within walking distance are the George and Mary Lake Heritage house and Victoria Hall Musuem (Masonic Lodge).

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Self Guided Tours $3 - $15, Guided Geological Tours $8 - $10

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49-51 Bunkerhill Road , Fortune
47.0741, -55.829 (Download GPX)
May to Sep
+1 (709) 832 2810
+1 (709) 832 3031
+1 (709) 832 2210


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